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Swedish Centre Party leader Annie Lööf to announce result of exploratory government talks

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:19
The leader of Sweden's Centre Party, Annie Lööf, will on Thursday announce the results of her talks with other party leaders a week after she was tasked with trying to break the political deadlock.

Sweden to stop recognition of child marriages carried out overseas

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 08:20
Marriages involving a minor and carried out overseas will no longer be recognized in Sweden under any circumstances after parliament approved a change in the law on Wednesday afternoon.

What makes exchange students come back to Sweden?

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 02:37
Thousands of exchange students come to Sweden every year and then leave. But some of them come back – sometimes for good. We spoke to some of these 'boomerang students' to find out what made them want more of Sweden.

Ikea to slash thousands of jobs globally

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 01:57
Swedish furniture giant Ikea warns it could cut 7,500 jobs around the world.

Swedes to shop for billions of kronor on Black Friday

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 01:37
Swedes are expected to shop for around 6.5 billion kronor ($716 million) on Black Friday, according to postal service Postnord.

Swedish word of the day: munsbit

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 01:17
This is a key piece of fika and food vocabulary.

Ikea just announced plans for its largest store ever

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 23:23
The world's biggest Ikea store is set to open in 2020, said the company.

UN prepares ground for Yemen peace talks in Sweden

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:44
UN envoy Martin Griffiths was set to start laying the groundwork for peace talks in Sweden as he headed to war-torn Yemen on Wednesday, after fresh fighting shook the flashpoint city of Hodeida.

The Local has 7,000 reasons to celebrate the first anniversary of Membership

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 07:11
This time last year we asked readers to support us by becoming Members. This marked a new adventure for us and we are thrilled that 7,000 of you have joined us on the ride.

Swedish word of the day: grina

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 06:39
Here's a word with not one meaning, but two, depending on where in the country you are.

Housing, health and family ties: Five key demographic differences in Sweden

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:42
In Sweden, the quality of your housing, family connections, and health is likely to vary significantly depending on where you were born and your level of education. These are some of the demographic differences highlighted in a new report by Statistics Sweden.

Stockholm drone entrepreneur faces deportation for cutting own salary

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:41
A Stockholm-based drone entrepreneur has been ordered to leave Sweden within a month after the Migration Agency confirmed its decision to deny him a work visa extension because he went several months without a salary.

Sweden climbs in talent competitiveness ranking

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 00:58
Sweden has climbed slightly in a prestigious annual ranking of the world's most competitive countries, rising from ninth to eighth place in the report from a leading Swiss business school.

Deportations to Afghanistan go ahead after mass protest

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 00:36
Around ten rejected Afghan asylum seekers were transported to a Stockholm airport for deportation on Monday evening, following a mass protest outside the Migration Agency custody centre.

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2018

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 23:16
Worried the festive season has become an exercise in consumerism and Black Friday shopping? Swedish retailers predict the Christmas gift of the year will be something much more sustainable.

Swedish Academy to let outsiders help pick Nobel Prize for the first time in its history

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 22:41
Will the move to expand its Nobel Literature Prize jury to include non-members help save the Swedish Academy?

'In Sweden I discovered a new country and rediscovered my own'

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 22:28
"Let's start at the beginning of the adventure," says actor Simone Coppo, speaking to The Local from his Rome apartment to discuss his role in the hugely successful Swedish drama Vår tid är nu.

Activists protest against deportation of 50 people to Afghanistan

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:46
Around 100 people have gathered in Märsta, north of Stockholm, on Monday in an attempt to stop the deportation of a group of Afghan citizens.

Swedish word of the day: prosit

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:06
Today we take a look at a word that, unfortunately, you may have occasion to use quite a lot over the coming weeks: prosit.

Malmö teen fined over graduation slut shaming

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:51
A Swedish school leaver has been ordered to pay 10,000 kronor ($1,112) in damages to a female pupil he described using a sexually explicit term inspired by Norwegian teen show Skam.